Having plenty of options - including plenty who expect game time - is desirable, not a problem to solve. The combination of 5 subs, hard pressing and the modern approach to view subs as part of the gameplan, not an alternative to it means they all get to play, no matter who appears to be first...
Very good point, but given the way subs often come on with instructions to dish out then it may be that there wouldn't be enough support from inside the game to ever get this considered. They need that stop in play to allow the sub to be properly introduced into the match.
I'd hope he learns a lot from watching Giles. Seems the type who would pay attention to that sort of stuff - he'll work out why Giles seems to be the assist king so far.
If we get to a point where the supply from each wing is of a similar standard, then regardless of solving other midfield...
Don't think it's remotely sudden. It looked to be lacking in depth to begin with. Letting Payero go removed an option no matter how remote it was, selling Tav broadcast the fact at prime time on all channels. Bringing in one replacement addresses the most recent problem, but solves very little.
Yeah, I don't believe that for a second. Probably his way of saying "I'll talk about today's game, but not transfers" which is fair enough, but he oughtn't keep playing this "Transfers? What transfers?" card.
His highlights reel (yes, yes, I know) shows some pretty good pressing, dribbling and passing too. Given that the word on Forss is that he finishes chances and does little else, am wondering if these two could actually be very complementary to each other.